The Spontaneous Workshop is conducted in a “tournament like” environment – it is NOT a competition! Each Team performs two spontaneous problems and watches another team perform two problems. All team members plus coaches (limit 2) can participate. Partial teams and substitute coaches are welcome to participate if necessary. Each team must provide a volunteer / judge to help us make the workshop a success. Registration Closes – 11 January or when the last spot is Gone!
Teams, coaches, and parents are invited to attend the Region 9 Balsa problem information session on Sunday 2 Dec 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Reston Regional Library. We will cover what teams should expect on a competition day; weigh-in room process; how to use the tester; review of the problem; and Q&A. Those who attend are encouraged to bring copies of the problem. We will not be discussing design questions! This event is hosted by Region 9 Balsa Captain.
Coaches, if you have any problem specific questions (NOT solution related questions) you’d like to ask our Problem Captains come to Coaches Q&A and Tournament Prep session. This event is for coaches only. Please, NO team members!
The “Balsa Crush-a-thon” is for balsa teams who want to test their structure prior to the tournament.
1. Teams can actually crush their structure(s) if you don’t have a crusher apparatus and weights.
2. Become familiar with the equipment before the tournament.
3. This is a FREE event open to any Odyssey balsa team.
Tournament judge registration is now Open. You must be 18 or older to be a tournament judge and must attend Judges Training on 2 March, 2019 at Franklin Middle School, Chantilly. Click here for information on the specific judging roles. Judge registration will close on 18 February 2019.
Judging for a team? Request a copy of the team confirmation email from the coach before you register so you can link your registration to the team information.
Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries. This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program known as Region 12 – NoVA South. We represent the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County. See links below for other Northern Virginia regional websites.